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by Ann Kitchen
Tue Aug 16, 2022 5:29 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Updated AEDC budget amendment
Replies: 0
Views: 112

Updated AEDC budget amendment

Colleagues,

I am posting an updated version of Tovo Budget Amendment #3 on her behalf as we prepare for tomorrow's meeting:


http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 172605.pdf

best,
Ann Kitchen
D5
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Aug 16, 2022 5:01 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: KITCHEN REVISED BUDGET AMENDMENT #5
Replies: 0
Views: 75

KITCHEN REVISED BUDGET AMENDMENT #5

All I have submitted the revised Budget Amendment to the budget office for the Homeless Response System Project. This reduces the one-time amount from $250,000 to $100,000 - with the expectation that funding from the community (Finding Home ATX) can be pursued to add to the city's $100,000 to fund t...
by Ann Kitchen
Fri Aug 12, 2022 9:38 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Proposed Budget Riders
Replies: 5
Views: 852

Re: Proposed Budget Riders

Colleagues Attached are my Budget Amendments and Riders – as I discussed yesterday at Council. I have also signed onto a number of Amendments / Riders of my colleagues and expect to support others (co-sponsorships include raising wage to $20/hour (Fuentes), AEDC (Mayor, Tovo), ECHO funding (Mayor), ...
by Ann Kitchen
Fri Aug 12, 2022 9:29 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Proposed Budget Riders
Replies: 5
Views: 852

Re: Proposed Budget Riders

Colleagues Attached are my Budget Amendments and Riders – as I discussed yesterday at Council. I have also signed onto a number of Amendments / Riders of my colleagues and expect to support others (co-sponsorships include raising wage to $20/hour (Fuentes), AEDC (Mayor, Tovo), ECHO funding (Mayor), ...
by Ann Kitchen
Thu Aug 11, 2022 3:30 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Proposed Budget Riders
Replies: 5
Views: 852

Re: Proposed Budget Riders

Colleagues, Thank you for your consideration to raise the Senior and Disabled Property Tax Exemption by $11,000 to $124,000. This amount will mitigate the impact of the proposed Housing Bond, with an estimated savings of $50.90 and can be found at the following link: http://assets.austintexas.gov/au...
by Ann Kitchen
Thu Aug 11, 2022 10:01 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Proposed Budget Riders
Replies: 5
Views: 852

Re: Proposed Budget Riders

Colleagues Below is my list of Budget Riders, which I expect to complete posting today. I also anticipate supporting additional Riders that many of you have proposed. Thank you for your consideration! Best Ann Kitchen City Council District 5 Budget Riders, Funding Required: 1. HEAL (Rider posted abo...
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:01 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Proposed Budget Riders
Replies: 5
Views: 852

Re: Proposed Budget Riders

Colleagues Attached is my proposed budget rider with CMs Pool, Fuentes, and Kelly to implement the District Level Planning resolution we all passed in June. http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/2E-20220809165452.pdf Funding provides for implementation of District Level Planning for the s...
by Ann Kitchen
Fri Aug 05, 2022 10:06 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Proposed Budget Riders
Replies: 5
Views: 852

Proposed Budget Riders

http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/51-20220805100403.pdf Colleagues: Attached is a budget rider I intend to bring with my cosponsors - Mayor Adler and CMs Tovo, Fuentes, and Vela The purpose is to continue the successful HEAL Initiative at the same level and avoid a drop in services wh...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Jul 27, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Kitchen Budget Topics
Replies: 0
Views: 306

Kitchen Budget Topics

Colleagues I wanted to let everyone know the budget topics I may be pursuing amendments on, to provide time for consideration. Please know these are not the only items that I will be supporting, as I continue to listen to the public about their priorities and will be meeting with D5 constituents as ...
by Ann Kitchen
Thu Jul 21, 2022 11:55 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Gun violence
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Gun violence

Colleagues I am proposing to bring a "trigger ordnance" to prohibit semi-automatic rifles sales to anyone under 21. This ordinance would have an effective date some number of days after the repeal of any state laws that preempt local regulation of firearm sales. In terms of its effective d...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Jul 13, 2022 9:07 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: The GRACE Act - Guarding the Right to Abortion Care for Everyone
Replies: 8
Views: 2968

Re: The GRACE Act - Guarding the Right to Abortion Care for Everyone

CM Vela Thank you for quickly putting together and bringing the GRACE Act for Council consideration on July 21st. The city has a history of standing up for women's reproductive health, including supporting Planned Parenthood. As we respond to this latest, and even more egregious, threat to women's h...
by Ann Kitchen
Mon Jun 13, 2022 9:44 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 96 Revised Resolution
Replies: 0
Views: 455

Item 96 Revised Resolution

Colleagues I attach a revised resolution for Item #96 related to Community Workforce Agreements in response to questions raised by colleagues: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/B7-20220613171751.pdf I look forward to further conversation as we work to extend worker protections to all ...
by Ann Kitchen
Thu Jun 09, 2022 3:59 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 80 VMU- Motion to respond to MFI concerns
Replies: 0
Views: 438

Item 80 VMU- Motion to respond to MFI concerns

Dear Colleagues, I offer the following direction for Item 80 in response to concerns we've heard from the community regarding the MFI levels and potential impacts to affordability and displacement related to VMU developments. Here is a link to the direction I am proposing: http://assets.austintexas....
by Ann Kitchen
Thu Jun 09, 2022 9:44 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 69 - District Level Planning REVISED Draft Resolution
Replies: 0
Views: 369

Item 69 - District Level Planning REVISED Draft Resolution

Colleagues - After discussions with our co-sponsors and staff, we've revised our resolution to establish District Level Planning by ordinance rather than as an amendment to the Land Development Code. This revision still initiates the important work of district planning and allows flexibility to acco...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Jun 08, 2022 3:55 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 66 Amendments Kitchen
Replies: 0
Views: 405

Item 66 Amendments Kitchen

Colleagues I will be proposing the following amendment to Item 66 related to compatibility - adding the last part "with consideration of. . . ": Amend Line 63, 3.d. as follows: d. for any residential or mixed-use property on a corridor, allow more flexibility for what can be located in the...
by Ann Kitchen
Fri Jun 03, 2022 12:14 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 65, June 9 agenda: Power Purchase Agreement requirements
Replies: 7
Views: 1430

Re: Item 65, June 9 agenda: Power Purchase Agreement requirements

All I appreciate the opportunity to discuss the item in Executive Session, but feel this is a fundamental policy position that the City Council has long advanced. Protection of workers is part and parcel of our relationships with contractors and just as critical in this area as others we have advanc...
by Ann Kitchen
Mon May 30, 2022 8:08 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Compatibility and Parking Resolution, Item 66
Replies: 0
Views: 643

Compatibility and Parking Resolution, Item 66

Colleagues I appreciate the opportunity to initiate a relaxation of compatibility and parking requirements along major corridors and look forward to discussion of Item #66 on the June 9th agenda. I am hopeful we will find consensus on this proposal and agree with many of the provisions in Item #66. ...
by Ann Kitchen
Sun May 29, 2022 6:52 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: VMU, Orange/Blue Lines and Compatibility
Replies: 1
Views: 809

Re: VMU, Orange/Blue Lines and Compatibility

Councilmember Vela - I appreciate your proposed amendment to my VMU2 substitute and look forward to our discussion on this item at the Housing and Planning Committee on Tuesday. Your proposal would accomplish an immediate and important step towards increasing market rate and affordable housing oppor...
by Ann Kitchen
Fri May 27, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Compatibility Resolution
Replies: 1
Views: 719

Compatibility Resolution

Colleagues I have appreciated the conversation we have been having about compatibility and the proposal that was brought forward. I also appreciate the conversation about including in the proposed resolution additional items so that the document represents the thinking of the Council as a whole, rat...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed May 18, 2022 12:15 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Draft Proposal on Compatibility and Parking on Corridors
Replies: 2
Views: 2519

Re: Draft Proposal on Compatibility and Parking on Corridors

Colleagues, I'd like to share with you all information on current VMU and compatibility in case it is helpful. This is information that was presented during our South Austin VMU Community Meeting and shared with constituents. Vertical Mixed-Use Zoning Presentation: http://assets.austintexas.gov/aust...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed May 04, 2022 12:07 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 33 Additional Direction (ATP)
Replies: 0
Views: 756

Item 33 Additional Direction (ATP)

Colleagues This morning at Worksession, I mentioned Direction for Item #33 related to Austin Transit Partnership which CM Renteria and I intend to bring for Council consideration on Thursday. It is timely to begin conversations about expanding the ATP Board, for the purpose we lay out in the Directi...
by Ann Kitchen
Fri Apr 29, 2022 12:44 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: AFD Item
Replies: 4
Views: 1679

AFD Item

Colleagues I have posted an item for our agenda next week with cosponsors (Mayor Adler, CM Harper-Madison, CM Kelly, CM Vela) which clearly states the city's intent to respect the will of the voters with regard to binding arbitration. http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/9A-2022042910132...
by Ann Kitchen
Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:43 pm
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Item 16: Guaranteed Income Pilot Program Postponement
Replies: 4
Views: 22441

Re: Item 16: Guaranteed Income Pilot Program Postponement

Colleagues Thank you all for your leadership on this item, and thank you CM Kelly for suggesting postponement. Given the questions related to the item, I think it is appropriate to delay to provide ample time for discussion and answers to the questions that have been raised. I support postponement. ...
by Ann Kitchen
Fri Apr 15, 2022 9:52 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Amendments to Item #33 Vertical Mixed Use
Replies: 5
Views: 4896

Re: Amendments to Item #33 Vertical Mixed Use

Colleagues I am attaching a proposed substitute for Item 33, VMU2 ordinance, for Council’s consideration – which you can access here: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincouncilforum/A5-20220414171948.pdf This item responds to the VMU2 resolution Council passed last year that my office, along with C...
by Ann Kitchen
Tue Apr 05, 2022 11:51 am
Forum: City of Austin Council Message Board
Topic: Postponement of Item #51 VMU2
Replies: 0
Views: 1072

Postponement of Item #51 VMU2

All This post is to provide the public (and my colleagues) an awareness of the intent to postpone Item #51 (VMU2) As I stated at the Council work session today - I have requested and staff has agreed to a postponement of Item #51 (VMU2) to April 21st. This item is not on the consent agenda and the p...